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Small Coral-eating Worm May Mean Big Trouble For Reefs
2014-04-14 13:28:59

New research from the University of Southampton has identified a coral-eating flatworm as a potential threat for coral reefs.

Abundant, Dominant Corals Still Face Threat Of Extinction
2013-11-16 06:48:46

A new study reveals that global changes in climate and ocean chemistry affect corals whether scarce or abundant, and often it is the dominant, abundant corals with wide distributions that are affected the most.

Our Immune Defenses Originated In Corals 070113
2013-07-01 12:01:26

Many biological processes have their roots in the very earliest stages of life’s evolutionary tree, and new research indicates that part of our immune system may come from coral-like ancestors.

Hawaiian Coral Abundance And Distribution Modeled
2013-05-22 05:12:34

Researchers from the University of Hawaii say they have predicted the abundance and distribution of coral around the island state by using a computer model.

Manmade Activities Behind Caribbean Coral Die-Off
2013-02-15 10:42:20

A new University of Georgia study has solved the mystery of dying coral in the Caribbean, where nearly half of all members of the marine species has likely perished over the past 16 years.

Government Agency Proposes Dozens Of Coral Species For Endangered Species Act
2012-12-03 16:06:58

A new Endangered Species Act listings proposed by NOAA would cover 66 coral species found in the Pacific and in the Caribbean.

European Settlement Caused Collapse Of Great Barrier Reef Coral
2012-11-07 10:07:33

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral system in the world, so big that it can be seen from space, is one of the planet’s most remarkable natural wonders. But researchers from University of Queensland have now revealed this precious ecosystem is not faring well.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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